Have you heard of Cinque Terre? Although many are still unfamiliar with the name, Cinque Terre is one of the favorite places for honeymooners in the world.
The Cinque Terre is a hilly coastal region on the Riviera, Italy that is part of the Liguria region. This area is located west of the city of La Spezia and consists of five villages, namely Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.
For those of you who are planning a honeymoon with your partner, try to take a peek at these 5 best places in the Cinque Terre. The view is amazingly beautiful.
- Footpath Monterosso
Footpath Monterosso is a road that connects Monterosso and Vernazza, which is a beautiful but challenging road. On the trail, tourists will climb some eerie steps, but the views of the citrus groves and vineyards will pay for the horror. You can walk with your partner enjoying the natural scenery that is served. But make sure that you are in good shape.
- Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre is one of the smallest national parks in Italy but with a population of around 4,000, it is one of the most inhabited. In 1997, it also became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors say they love the atmosphere, scenery, food, and people, but also warn that the city is full of tourists. Many plan day trips from Milan or Florence and recommends travelers who don’t have much time to do the same.
- Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia
Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia is the name given to the hill that connects Vernazza with Corniglia. Along the way, hikers will enjoy views of meadows, olive groves, and vineyards as they pass the villages of Prevo and San Bernardino. You can also turn off the trail between the villages of the Cinque Terre to visit Guvano beach.
Some visitors strongly recommend walking from Vernazza to Corniglia rather than Corniglia to Vernazza because the initial part of the climb has a fairly high level of steepness. Other travelers also recommend starting in the morning to avoid the crowds and midday sun. You guys better check the weather forecast first.
- Church of San Francesco
Built-in the 17th century, the Church of San Francesco also known as the Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco and the Abbey of the Capuchin Friars, contains many outstanding works of art, including “The Crucifixion” by Anthony van Dyck.
- Cinque Terre Boat Tours
If you only have limited time in the Cinque Terre and want to get an overview of the area, many travelers recommend seeing the five cities by boat. Plus, these tours are accompanied by delicious snacks, drinks, or even Italian multicourse meals. And weather permitting, many boat operators stop at unknown coves throughout the tour for short breaks.
If you are interested in visiting the Cinque Terre, make sure you are in top shape. Because the terrain of tourist attractions in this area is mostly uphill and of course, you have to walk.